Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Sweet Potato Waffles with Caramel Pecan Topping + Cuisinart Waffle Maker Giveaway

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Sweet Potato Waffles with Caramel Pecan Topping + Cuisinart Waffle Maker Giveaway

A delectable waffle recipe that whips up the night before, plus one person is going to win a Cuisinart state-of-the-art waffle maker, it's Day 10 of my 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways!

Sweet Potato Waffles with Caramel Pecan Topping...Crispy, rich, sweet and a topping that is over the top! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

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The morning I made these waffles I was feeling extra saucy.  Look at these!  It is like one giant stack of pecan caramel rolls in waffle form.  Dessert on a plate.  The indulgent breakfast of your dreams. More on these in a moment.

It's Day 10 of my 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways!  There is still time to enter my Rigoni de Asiago Giveaway {which features the BEST baked oatmeal recipe in history} and my Cabot Cheese Giveaway {where you'll see a tantalizing mac-n-cheese recipe along with the Super Bowl dip of your dreams}.

Sweet Potato Waffles with Caramel Pecan Topping...Crispy, rich, sweet and a topping that is over the top! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

I'm sure by now you're thinking, golly all she has lately on this blog are rich desserts, fancy breakfasts and creamy, cheesy dinners.

Well, you are "kind of" right.  I do showcase a lot of those, but I don't eat like that all the time.  My breakfasts usually consist of an egg, or slice of peanut butter toast or oatmeal. Lunches are a half of a sandwich, veggies, a salad or a wrap.  Dinners?  Fairly healthy.

Hence, where the sweet potato in this waffle recipe came from.  I baked one too many the night before and with one sitting in our fridge completely lonely and forgotten, I decided to use it in this waffle batter.

Sweet Potato Waffles with Caramel Pecan Topping...Crispy, rich, sweet and a topping that is over the top! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

This batter was PERFECT and I knew it would work well with my friends at Cuisinart.  They gladly jumped on board with my holiday series and are giving away one of their state-of-the-art waffle makers {which also turns into a pancake griller....holla!}.

How many Cuisinart appliances are in my kitchen?  Ha.  Too many to probably count.  But here is a good starter list.  Every one of which I love.


I use them all weekly, some of them daily, but I'm a bit of a kitchen freek {hello, food blogger}, so I completely understand if it's normal for you to only drag them out every few months or so.

Did you know Julia Child held a major part in making Cuisinart a household name?  Her and James Beard were one of the first culinary experts to tell the world about food processors back in 1973, but the company is much more than food processors today featuring bake ware, espresso makers, hand mixers, flatware, toaster ovens and slow cookers.

Sweet Potato Waffles with Caramel Pecan Topping...Crispy, rich, sweet and a topping that is over the top! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

The morning I made these, like I told you, I was feeling saucy.  I didn't just want to make any old boring waffle.  So I jazzed up the batter with a healthy sweet potato and made a caramel pecan topping that literally drips with envy.

They taste like caramel pecan rolls, but better.  The waffle gets crispy, is rich and all that topping soaks into those deep holes.  You serve these and you'll have everyone coming back the following Saturday morning.

Sweet Potato Waffles with Caramel Pecan Topping


2 1/4 c. flour
2 T. sugar
1 package active dry yeast {or 2 1/4 t.}
1/2 t. salt
1 t. cinnamon
2 eggs
1 mashed sweet potato
1/4 c. vegetable oil
1 3/4 c. milk
1 t. vanilla

Caramel Topping:
2 T. butter
1 c. chopped pecans
1/4 c. brown sugar
2 T. water
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. nutmeg
1 t. salt

1.  In a bowl whisk together the eggs, mashed sweet potato, oil, milk and vanilla.  Sift together the dry ingredients and gently stir into the wet.  Cover and refrigerate overnight.
2.  Preheat your waffle maker.
3.  In a saucepan melt the butter and add in the pecans, stirring over gentle heat for a couple minutes. Add in the brown sugar, water and spices cooking until the sugar is dissolved.  Keep warm until the waffles are ready.
4.  When your waffle maker is hot, spray with cooking spray and ladel the batter into a the well, cooking to your desired doneness {crispy or soft}
5.  Serve the warm waffles with the warm caramel pecan syrup.

Sweet Potato Waffles with Caramel Pecan Topping...Crispy, rich, sweet and a topping that is over the top! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

I'm super stoked for this giveaway as I know personally that this waffle maker is stellar.  And guess what?  The plates are removeable {making them very easy to clean} and you flip them over and they are pancake plates! Two for the price of one my friends.

You should be excited for this one!

One winner will receive this Cuisinart Belgain Waffle Maker with Pancake Plates.  You have many ways to enter just follow the simple directions below.  Enter from today until December 13th.  One random winner will be picked shortly after that.  Good luck!

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Sweet Potato Waffles with Caramel Pecan Topping...Crispy, rich, sweet and a topping that is over the top! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

7 comments:

  1. These look yummy. Next time I bake sweet potatoes I am going to make extra to try these!

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  2. I love to pour blueberry syrup or maple syrup on my waffles.

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  3. I love adding bananas, caramel and pecan on top of mine! Yum!

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  4. I love my waffles with the good old fashion combo of butter and syrup!

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  5. Ohhh I love waffles and I do not have a waffle maker! Maple syrup and butter!!

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  6. My favorite waffle topping is mixed berries and Nutella... and whipped cream of course! :)

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